Voter ID

The way you vote is changing

On 2nd May 2019, Derby will be taking part in a Voter ID pilot. The information collected from pilot areas in the country will help to increase the security of the voting process and reduce the risk of voter fraud.

Derby's Voter ID pilot means that electors voting at their polling station on 2nd May 2019 must produce acceptable Identification (ID) before they are given a ballot paper. Voters will need either one form of photo ID or two forms of non-photo ID. Voters will not be able to vote without providing ID.

If you don’t have ID, you will still be able to vote. You will need to get in touch with our Elections team on 01332 640837 or, and apply for a free Local Electoral Identity Certificate by 5pm on 1st May 2019.

There will be no change if you are a postal voter.

What ID can I take to my polling station?

Examples of acceptable photo ID you could take to your polling station include a passport, photo card driving licence or Gold card bus pass. Photo ID must bear a reasonable likeness to the elector.

Examples of acceptable non-photo ID types include your polling card, debit or credit card or a utility bill – remember you will need to produce two forms of non-photo ID. Documents must be original or a certified copy. We cannot accept images on mobile phones or electronic media at the polling station.

A full list of ID types will be available on your polling card which you should receive by 31st March 2019. Our leaflet contains a List of acceptable types of ID.

We have developed an Equality Impact Assessment in conjunction with local diversity groups, The Cabinet Office and The Electoral Commission.